Antoni Gaudí

Antoni Gaudí i Cornet (1852 – 1926), was a famous Catalan architect born in Reus, Tarragona. Author of numerous architectural buildings, was considered along with Lluís Domènech i Montaner the most representative of the Modernisme Català (Art Nouveau).

Sagrada Familia

Antoni Gaudí – Sagrada Familia

Although Antonio Gaudí was born in Reus, he moved to Barcelona in 1868 were he completed his architecture studies in 1877 and developed his career. Antonio Gaudí is considered a genius today, however did not escape critism. One of his masterpieces, the Casa Milà was hugely critisized at the time.

Eusebi Güell, future Count of Güell, was a huge influence on Antonio Gaudí‘s work as he financed some of the most important of Gaudí’s works (Palau Güell, Colonia Güell, Parc Güell, …).

Antoni Gaudí works can be found not only in Barcelona but in other areas of Catalonia and also in other areas of Spain, however, his major works were performed mainly in Barcelona:

Sagrada Familia
Construction started on 1882 and it is still under construction. Sagrada Familia was added as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and in 2010 was consecrated by Pope Benedict XVI.
Address: Carrer Mallorca 401

La Pedrera (Casa Milà)
Built between 1906 and 1910. La Pedrera was added as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Address: Passeig de Gràcia 92

Casa Batlló
Building built in 1887 by  Emilio Salas Cortes and was reformed by Antoni Gaudí in 1904. Casa Batlló was added as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Address: Passeig de Gràcia 43

Casa Vicens
First important work of Antoni Gaudi. Built between 1883 and 1889.
Address: Carrer Carolines 24

Casa Calvet
Built between 1898 and 1903
Address: Carrer de Casp 48

Park Güell
Built between 1900 and 1914. Parc Güell was added as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Address: Carrer d’Olot 5

Colonia Güell
Built between 1908 and 1915
Address: Claudi Güell 6, Santa Coloma de Cervelló, Barcelona

 

Antoni Gaudí died in 1926 ran over by a tram. His body was buried in the crypt of the Sagrada Familia.

2 comments to Antoni Gaudí

  • Anonymous

    Hi,

    What is the best way to get to Park Guell from city centre?

    Thanks,
    Rob

  • DJA

    Hi Rob,

    The best way would be to take bus 24 from Plaça Catalunya. There is an stop at the main door of the Park. Alternatively you can take the Metro and then walk uphill for for 15/20 min so I would recommend the bus.

    Regards,
    Daniel

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